Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: s or yards extending along and adjoining two or more sides of the building or structure subject to the approval of the Building Official. SECTION 707. Maximum height of Buidligns The maximum height and number of storeys of every building shall be dependent upon the character of occupancy and the type of construction as determined by the Secretary considering population density, building bulk, widths of streets and car parking requirements. The height shall be measured from the highest adjoining sidewalk or ground surface: Provided, that the height measured from the lowest adjoining surface shall not exceed such maximum height by more than 3.00 meters: Except, that towers, spires, and steeples, erected as part of a building and not used for habitation or storage are limited as to height only by structural design if completely of incombustible materials, or may extend not to exceed 6.00 meters above the height limits for each occupancy group if of combustible materials. SECTION 708. Minimum Requirements for Group Dwellings (a) Dwelling Location and Lot Occupancy The dwelling shall occupy not more than ninety percent of a corner lot and eighty percent of an inside lot, and subject to the provisions on Easements of Light and View of the Civil Code of Philippines, shall be at least 2 meters from the property line. (b) Light and Ventilation Every dwelling shall be so constructed and arranged as to provide adequate light and ventilation as provided under Section 805 to Section 811, of this Code. (c) Sanitation Every dwelling shall be provided with at least one sanitary toilet and adequate washing and drainage facilities. (d) Foundation Footings shall be of sufficient size and strength to support the load of the dwelling and shall be at least 250 millimeters thick and 600 millimeters below the surface of the ground. (e) Post The dimensions of wooden posts shall be those found in Table 708-A: Dimensions of Wooden Posts (Annex B-1). Each post shall be anchored to such footing by straps and bolts of adequate size. (f) Floor The live load of the first floor shall be at least 200 kilograms per square meter and for the second floor, at least 150 kilograms per square meter. (g) Roof The wind load for roofs shall be at least 120 kilograms per square meter for vertical projection. (h) Stairs Stairs shall be at least 750 millimeters in clear width, with a rise of 200 millimeters and a minimum run of 200 millimeters. (i) Entrance and Exit There shall be at least one entrance and another one for exit. (j) Electrical Requirements All electrical installation shall conform to the requirements of the Philippine Electrical Code. (k) Mechanical Requirements Mechanical systems and/or equipment installation shall be subject to the requirement of the Philippine Mechanical Engineering Code. SECTION 709. Requirements for Other Group Occupancies Subject to the provisions of this Code, the Secretary shall promulgate rules and regulations for each of the other Group Occupancies covering...
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